SPU Cedar River Watershed

North Bend, WA

New administrative operations facility for the Cedar River Watershed

  • Site Salmon Safe Certification achieved
  • Total energy cost savings anticipated to be over 45% annually
  • Indoor water use saw a reduction of over 35% through efficient fixture selection.
  • Over 90% of construction waste generated was recycled
  • 100% of the project site area is accessible, vegetated open space
  • Exceptionally energy-efficient building envelope and systems
  • Infrastructure for future roof-mounted photovoltaic panels will contribute to net-zero energy target

O’Brien360 served as LEED Project Manager for this LEED Gold-certified headquarters of Seattle Public Utilities Cedar River Watershed facilities group. This administrative building will support the Cedar River Watershed staff and field crew, who help generate over 70% of the total SPU Water Supply system. Watershed Management, Administration, and

Protection programs all have a new home in this building allowing them to continue protecting the health of our region’s water supply. Although not yet installed, the prewiring for rooftop solar panels will help build resiliency and the potential recognition of a net-zero energy building in the future. Listen to Cedar River Watershed staff share about the Watershed's Tours, here